Sean Gallagher

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Presidential hopeful Peter Casey at City Hall in Dublin last week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

With businessman Peter Casey having secured a nomination to contest the presidential election, it appears likely – barring a late surge or an early dr(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina are pictured at the  National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Co Offaly on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Presidential candidates have descended on the opening of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly, which more than 300,000 people are expecte(...)

Peter Casey is the sixth candidate confirmed to contest  the presidential election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Three people who have served as panellists on the Dragons’ Den TV series will be on the ballot paper for next month’s presidential election after busi(...)

 Presidential hopeful Peter Casey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Clare County Council has become the second local authority to nominate Dragons’ Den star and businessman Peter Casey as a candidate in the forthcoming(...)

Brendan Howlin  said he spoke to President Higgins in recent days, and predicted a “broad coalition” will back his re-election. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

President Michael D Higgins will have no difficulty in publishing his expenses and costs associated with Áras an Uachtaráin, Labour leader Brendan How(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (right) with Liadh Ní Riada MEP (centre), who will be the party’s candidate in the presidential election, and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Liadh Ní Riada, confirmed today as Sinn Féin’s candidate for the presidency, joined the party in 2011, just three years before winning a seat in the E(...)

President Michael D Higgins on he day of his inauguration in November 2011. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

At a Dublin City Council meeting on Thursday, a presidential hopeful who goes by the name Bunty Twuntingdon-McFuff laid out her agenda for a seven-yea(...)

 Norma Burke aka Bunty Twuntingdon McFluff at City Hall. “I did this because I got so angry listening to people who want to be candidates but haven’t read the constitutional requirements for the job,” she said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

If you think things are daft now, imagine how completely bonkers the presidential candidate selection process is going to be in seven years’ time. An(...)

Gemma O’Doherty: clashed with council chairman  Martin Baker over filming of the  hearing.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Businessman Seán Gallagher has said he has asked councils who had proposed nominating him for the presidency to back other candidates in the interests(...)

From left: presidential nominees Joan Freeman, Peter Casey, Gavin Duffy, Sean Gallagher

All local authorities have heard from would-be presidential candidates and made decisions on nominations Six candidates will contest the pr(...)

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